Update: Patrick Henry College has dispatched a couple of their professional apologists (one at least seems to have some sort of cozy arrangement involving mutual promotion) to ask “why the mean gay activists won’t leave the poor private Christian college alone.” Here’s a good reason: This PHC student didn’t come up with this sickening nonsense by accident (and of course he is being mocked. Please. Not everyone has the grace of the Equality Riders, after all.) Ask me sometime about why Equality Loudoun was founded, and exactly who isn’t leaving who alone.
I know, confrontation is so much more dramatic than some people sitting down and talking to each other. That could actually lead to mutual understanding and friendship, and who wants that?
PHC president Graham Walker does reveal, in a long letter sent to parents, a “desire to engage” the Equality Riders on the part of the students – one that he is having to thwart. It will be interesting to see how their intellectual curiosity and discontent with his decision plays out.
April 10, 2007
By Charlie Jackson
A gay rights activist group plans to hold a press conference at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville Thursday in an attempt to convince the college to change its policies toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Patrick Henry College, a conservative Christian college, does not plan on welcoming the Soulforce Equality Riders onto campus. College spokesman David Halbrook said the school has requested the presence of town and county law enforcement to bar the activist group from campus.